quick rough-in question

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Old 01-14-03, 06:40 AM
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quick rough-in question

Just a quickie-

I understand that I need to connect all grounds for rough-in inspection, but is it okay to fully connect all wires in the recessed cans? Eg 2 cans tied together and then power to the pair running into the swtich box but not connected except ground?

Also, I plan on using the green ground nuts as per other posts, but I didn't in the recessed can boxes as the single stranded ground in the fixture to the 14/2 ground seemed fine with a standard yellow nut.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 01-14-03, 12:48 PM
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This question is best left for you to ask your inspector. Many inspectors would not accept any extra done in the rough in while others don't seem to mind as long as they have a clear view of everthing they need to see. Just phone or email your inspection department and ask its to their benefit to answer you.
 
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Old 01-14-03, 02:26 PM
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The way many cans are designed it is much easier to do the connection at the time of the
rough-in. There are many people that will even dress the switches, and do the pigtailing
that is needed without installing switches. Doing such even shows the inspectors more of
the finished project, With even give him some confidence in your skills, and
workmanship.
 
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Old 01-14-03, 05:33 PM
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In my area, it is standard practice to make all connections in the box attached to the can before the rough inspection. That way, no wiring is done at the can after the drywall is put up.
 
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Old 01-15-03, 05:13 AM
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Thanks guys. I figured it would be necessary to make the connections in the cans prior to the rough-in inspection. Especially since it would involve moving insulation again, and I am sick of the damn itchy fiberglass already!

I am going to call the inspector first thing this morning just to double check and to schedule my rough-in.
 
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Old 01-15-03, 05:44 AM
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Talked to the inspectorand he confirmed that I should make all the connections in the cans, and then not wire the switches / recepts until the rough-in. He did say I could put in some "temp switches" so that I could test the lighting and have lighting in the room while I work on other stuff. I thought that was pretty cool.

He was very nice and I suspect they are a bit more patient with homeowners etc.

Thanks again guys. I will post back once I finish wiring and/or if I have another question.
 
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